Introducing New Chamberings for the Classic No. 1 Rifle
January 14, 2009
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) announces that fans of the No. 1 single-shot rifles will have even more to choose from in 2009. Ruger has announced new chamberings of popular calibers in several versions of the classic Ruger No. 1 rifles.
The heavy barreled No. 1 Tropical (1-H) is now available in .416 Ruger, the new standard for dangerous game. Based on the popular .375 Ruger case, this "necked up" cartridge with a 400 grain bullet delivers over 2,400 FPS and 5,000 ft-lbs of energy at the muzzle. The .416 Ruger No. 1 Tropical, with its checkered American walnut stock, blued receiver, and 24" barrel combines beauty, strength and power in an affordable American-made single-shot rifle.
The .300 Ruger Compact Magnum (RCM) is now available in the Ruger No. 1 Light Sporter (1-A). Based on the beltless .375 Ruger, the .300 RCM is engineered to top .300 Winchester Magnum performance with less felt recoil, longer barrel life, and superior performance at all temperatures. The No. 1 Light Sporter features a 22" barrel with an adjustable folding rear sight and dovetail-type gold bead front sight. The No. 1 Light Sporter has an American walnut stock with Alexander Henry-style forend and blued receiver and barrel.
The Stainless Sporter (K1-S-BBZ), with its black laminate stock, semi-beavertail forend containing the stainless steel receiver, and a 22" barrel, is now available in .375 Ruger. Introduced in 2007, this new powerful cartridge outperforms the venerable .375 H&H and is available from Hornady Manufacturing in three charge stopping loads. The rifle features an adjustable folding rear sight and dovetail-type gold bead front sight.
Four additional calibers have been added to the No. 1 Medium Sporter (1-S) rifle line that features a checkered American walnut stock, a blued receiver, and medium weight barrel. The 22" barreled versions of the Medium Sporter are now chambered in .375 Ruger, .475 Linebaugh (also capable of shooting .480 Ruger), and .460 S&W Magnum (also capable of shooting .45 Colt and .454 Casull).
The .338 RCM No. 1 Medium Sporter features a 26" barrel designed to optimize the performance of the cartridge. The .338 RCM, also based on the .375 Ruger, is available from Hornady Manufacturing. It outperforms the .338 Win. Magnum in an equal length barrel with less felt recoil, longer barrel life, and superior performance at all temperatures.
Originally introduced in 1967, the Ruger No. 1 rifles have become the firearm of choice for those seeking the challenge of placing a single, accurate shot. These American-made, falling block rifles are available in calibers ranging from .204 Ruger to .458 Lott. All models except the heavy barreled "Varminter" are equipped with quarter-rib scope mounts machined to accept Ruger patented scope rings (provided at no charge) that never shoot loose.
The Ruger No. 1 rifle is an under-lever operated falling block single-shot rifle. Its artillery-style breechblock is lowered by operating the under-lever, exposing the firing chamber. A single cartridge is inserted into the firing chamber, the lever is closed, and the rifle is ready to fire at a selected target. A convenient sliding tang safety is instantly visible and readily accessible.
When the shooter only has one shot, it must count, and the Ruger No. 1 rifle provides a strong, accurate, dependable rifle for precision shooting.
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